4 of 5 stars
When I agreed to review this book, I didn't realize it was book 2 in the series. Book 2 jumps right into the action where book 1 leaves off so I was lost at the beginning of the book, not knowing who the characters were or what had happened before. Once I got past the first few chapters, the story was engaging. Aurora is a young woman with a lot to learn about controlling her magical powers and I would have benefited from reading book 1 to understand them better. Once she arrives at the fae court, things got a lot more interesting. I did love Tristan, that sexy and arrogant fae warrior. He is a fearless warrior who is not happy he's been ordered to train Aurora.
The High Fae Court was full of intrigue and betrayal. Aurora learns how to control her powers and suffers from slights and insults as many of the fae are not happy she is there. This is where the book really took off for me. There was plenty of action and magic and the last part of the book flew by. As with any trilogy, one mystery was solved, but there is a lot that was left unresolved. Readers will have to wait for the final book in the series to learn what happens to Aurora, Tristan, Rafe and the rest of the kingdom. I'm looking forward finding out what happens.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.
With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.
Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…
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Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained over two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.
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